Compare 1997 Volkswagen Passat vs 1997 Mercury Sable

1997 Volkswagen Passat
1997 Mercury Sable
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4-Door Sedan Manual TDI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 38 47 $17,498 $19,430
4-Door Wagon Manual TDI 38 47 $17,882 $19,860
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 25 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 26 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLX 18 25 $20,078 $22,320
4-Door Wagon Manual GLX 19 26 $20,078 $22,320
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4-Door Wagon GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 28 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Wagon GS 19 27 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $20,164 $22,140
4-Door Wagon LS 18 26 $20,164 $22,140
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,498
$17,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,430
$19,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$324 / month
$326 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
38 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
47 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
45.1 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
-TBD- 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.7 104.1
Second Hip Room (in)
-TBD- 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.0 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.3 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
58.4 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.4 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 199.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- 49.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 27.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.4 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 38.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 46.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 38.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 32.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 80.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 81.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8.9 x -TBD- 10.1 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.79 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 38.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
-TBD- T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA T32
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R14 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T32
Front Tire Size
P195/60R14 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- 110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- 1100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3009 3476
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
-TBD- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
-TBD- 15 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- 540
Engine
Fuel System
TDI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
149 @ 1900 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA 99U
Displacement
1.9L/116 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
90 @ 3750 145 @ 5250
Engine Type
Diesel I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
47 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
38 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
-TBD- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA 44L
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.77
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Wagon GS
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Mercury Sable
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- 30.0
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- 36.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent SLA

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